ATLANTIC CITY, N.J. — Yes, Michael Wax stank. He’s the first to admit it.
The 440-pound New York City man said he was playing poker in an Atlantic City casino for 17 hours Tuesday and didn’t have time to clean up. He understands why grossed-out gamblers complained about his body odor, but said he didn’t deserve stinky treatment from the casino that asked him to leave.
Dave Coskey, a spokesman for the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, said it is company policy not to comment on matters involving customers.
Wax said he told casino officials: “There’s no question I stink. I’m not denying it. I do have an odor. I’ve been playing for 17 hours.”
When the Brooklyn man tried to retake his seat at the table, he said a manager told him to leave. He said he asked for a free room to freshen up, and the casino refused.
“I would like an apology,” Wax said.